Griffin Technology Inc. on Wednesday announced a redesigned version of its
USB audio adapter, redesigned for new hardware. The new iMic will begin shipping in mid-November and costs US$39.99.
The iMic lets Mac and PC users add stereo input and output to USB-equipped computers, and connects any microphone or sound input device. It accepts both mic and line level inputs (a switch lets you make the selection), and features variable level output if you want to connect speakers or headphones.
Griffin explained that the iMic works better than most computers’ built-in audio because it uses USB for the audio signal and can isolate the audio from noisy electronics in your computer.
Griffin includes Final Vinyl, a Mac OS X application that lets you transfer old records and tapes to MP3. It features waveform-based cue editing and a built-in 10-band equalizer.